JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Amna Fatani knows she wants a brilliant career and a life different from that of Saudi women of her mother's generation who married early, usually to a husband not of their own choosing.The 27-year-old, studying for her master's degree at Georgetown University in Washington and hoping to someday become Saudi Arabia's first female labor minister, is part of a growing number of Saudi women choosing to remain single through their 20s and into their 30s as they pursue other ambitions.A second thing I need to point out is tribal thinking.Have you tried all the traditional ways to find someone special in Saudi Arabia?
If you’re a western guy, the Saudi girl will likely bombard your phone with pictures of babies.
We must stop what they're doing to inspire, because they do nothing to inspire but kill'And if the world doesn't unite to fight ISIS, al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas and other groups, he said, 'not only will we be judged by our people, not only will we be judged by history, we will be judged by God.'Trump (center-left), Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (center-right), Jordan's King Abdullah II, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and other officials posed for a group photo during the Arabic Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh on Sunday Trump took pains to isolate Iran in his speech, saying the Islamic republican is spreading 'destruction and chaos' throughout the Middle East and gives terrorists 'safe harbor, financial backing and the social standing needed for recruitment.'Still, the president shied away from referring specifically to 'radical Islamic terrorism,' a phrase he lambasted both his predecessor Barack Obama and his election opponent Hillary Clinton for avoiding.
Donald Trump has attracted some criticism in the past week for making Saudi Arabia the first stop of his inaugural foreign trip as president.
"I need someone who trusts that if I need to do something, I can make the decision to ask for help or choose to do it alone."Women cannot travel, study abroad, marry or undergo certain medical procedures without the permission of a male guardian — usually a father or husband, or in their absence, an older or even a younger brother.
During a 2005 sermon, the imam of Mecca's Grand Mosque, Abdul-Rahman As-Sudais, raised an early outcry against "the dangerous phenomenon of life-long spinsterhood," saying it endangers "the community as a whole."According to government figures, 3.3 million are women over 30 in this nation of 20 million people — and if the ministry's 2011 figure is unchanged, it means that about 45 percent of Saudi women over 30 are single.